Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hello spring

Be honest. Do you see any Anthro vibe at all from today's outfit (the background can count too)? If not... it's too late because this is my submission to Lisa's Respect the Outfits series this week, featuring... you guessed it, Anthropologie-inspired outfits.

I can't be the only one who conjures up images of frolicking in the woods when I think of Anthro, right? But beyond that, the extent of my Anthro knowledge I gained from Lisa and Lisa (the only two Anthro bloggers I follow), plus... stepping foot into the store a couple of times. I tried to channel my femininity with the flared skirt and pearls. The rest? I had to keep it "me" somehow.

What do you think, yay or nay? What would you swap out or change?
necklace: J.Crew (currently sold here; similar)
shirt: American Eagle (similar)
jacket: American Eagle (currently sold here)
dress: Plastic Island
flats: Mossimo (similar)

28 comments:

  1. Honestly, I am not the biggest fan of Anthro stuff. I like some of their cardigans, but the dresses and skirts are a little too "fluffy' for my liking. I feel like if I were to dress in an Anthro inspired look I would end up looking like I am 4 years old or something. I love how it looks on others, but for me it just does not work. That being said the only thing I would change is the shoes. I think a kitten heel would work nicely.

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  2. I love it, Cee! It's definitely a yay. I went to Anthro a few times but didn't end up with anything. Too expensive :)

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  3. i do see elements of anthro in there w/ the skirt and pearls. and i like how you still kept to your identity. i think the only thing that would make it even more anthro-ish is perhaps a floral pin in the hair or flower brooch/belt. and maybe some maryjanes.

    p.s. i take a 0 or 00 reg in LOFT. but i havve been known to squeeze into 0P in skirts when desperate, lol. btw, i saw another amazingly cute floral skirt that caught my eye here!

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  4. Yes, I like this outfit, Cee. I thought you were wearing a skirt until I read your caption. I like the flared skirt look. I am searching for the right one for myself - a short flared (full) skirt. Loft has a floral one that's really pretty but no petite sizes. :(

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  5. I have been to Anthro about twice...most of the stuff is not my cup of tea but I do like their dresses. I like your outfit...its good to keep who you are when but maybe change out the jacket?

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  6. tres chic!! love your outfit cee!! i think anthro's clothes are super cute but a bit expensive for my taste.. i don't think i've ever purchased anything from there before but whenever i go on the anthro blogger's blogs i always see super cute things!! i can't believe that's a dress i totally thought it was a skirt.. i love how you always revamp your clothing.. i'm so lame i always only use one article of clothing one way. haha..

    as for the polka dot top unfortunately they don't have a website online :( but i did see a super cute version of my blouse as a dress here - http://shop.bamboosky.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=WDRS1054

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  7. I saw this J.Crew's eyelet dress and thought you might be interested since you returned the ON one. I even thought about getting it....no more white in small sizes though...so bummer.
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/dresses/day/PRDOVR~35083/99102220771/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~45~~20+17+4294967097~15~~~~~~~/35083.jsp

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  8. So many great suggestions from all of you ladies. I'll have to keep kitten heels, flower pins, and maryjanes in mind for the future. Thanks you!

    @littlenashua - I view Anthro pretty much the same way. If I ever have a little girl though... she will be dressed head-to-toe in Anthro-type clothes :D And look her age lol!

    @PetiteLittleGirl - Yep, my wallet agrees with you!

    @Kimchi Girl - I will keep an eye out for the skirt in your size :) Re the skirt you linked: it's such a pretty print, but I can't tell if the fabric will wrinkle easily. Have you seen/felt it in person?

    @Vicky - Boo! Sometimes LOFT has a tendency to release petite sizing later... maybe after they see how well the regular sizes sell?! Which one are you eyeing?

    @Jarucha - It's funny you should mention dropping the jacket b/c it's my new favorite item! hahaha I like mixing girly clothes with it since it's so boyish. But the pictures don't lie, it doesn't fit with the Anthro vibe at all :P Re the J.Crew dress: SO PRETTY. I saw it in stores awhile back but didn't want to pay retail. Then I never saw it again. Ahh... if you ever see it in white, please let me know!

    @Lisa - Ahh... the dress is cute but I still would prefer a blousy top. My search continues :)

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  9. Wait...that's a dress? So the shirt over it is knotted somehow? You're so creative...I totally thought that was a skirt. Love it :)

    I haven't been into Anthro in years, sadly...there was one right down the street from my house when I lived in Cincinnati, but I haven't been to one since I moved to Atlanta. They just opened one down from my office, though, and I'm fighting the urge to get sucked back in!

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  10. I like the idea of mixing boyish with feminine but I guess I prefer your Express gray blazer with this outfit. That would not be anthro-ish either...I think a feminine cardigan would do the trick. I'm hoping it comes back in white in small sizes too - cuz I want one! I'll be on the lookout....

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  11. I love this look. The full skirt look (although I know its a skirt :) ) look great on you. I like how you mixed the girly with the boyish, and came up with a look that feels very you. It's girly without being over the top (which I think can often be the case with Anthro-ish outfits).

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  12. Honestly, you have the coolest style ever. It's not boring at all but yet it's not super loud or crazy!
    I love how you mixed "hard and soft" together. I think the first outfit is way way too girly! I love the American Eagle jacket and went to check it out but it's no longer online :(
    I went into Anthro when I was in New York and I thought it was way too pricey for what it was..
    Can't wait to see your next outfit!

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  13. i love the pairing of colors here and that skirt is so lovely!! i love the fuller cut and i would've never thought to pair it with a denim shirt but it so works!

    cute & little

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  14. It's too bad we don't have Anthro here in Canada! Okay, maybe that's actually a good thing!

    besos,

    ML
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  15. i'm not the biggest fan of anthro, a little too frilly/bohemian/? for my taste. there will be the ocassional piece that i like since they sell so many different designers.

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  16. This outfit gets a big fat YAY from me! I wouldn't swap out a thing. Matter of fact, might have to steal the chambray/pearl combo!

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  17. I definitely see Anthro in this!! The layered pearls and the feminine skirt scream anthro to me. I love it!

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  18. Cee Cee Cee...what am I going to do with you? You are just good...love the skirt and the pearls:)

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  19. i like the skirt and i think i do wear this outfit :) it looks very particular for the everyday life :D

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  20. Wow...I really like this outfit. It so feminine.

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  21. I was thinking to myself: why didn't she tuck in the shirt? now i know. No answer to your question b/c I don't really know the look of Anthropologie. I usually just think modern 50s housewife.

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  22. Yay! I love Anthro (hence my post today) but I might wear it without that olive parka.

    www.featherfactor.com

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  23. The shape of the skirt is definitely anthropologie-esque! I like this look!

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  24. @Tara - hehe, yes, knotted and the ends tucked under.

    @b_ra - Oh no! I can't believe it sold out so quickly. I saw them in stores just this past weekend. The style # is 17329921 if you're interested in having a SA look it up for you. I have you'll be able to track one down!

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  25. I love how you change up dresses into tops or skirts - gives so much more mileage to things in the closet! I'm not super familiar with the Anthro aesthetic so am not qualified to give my opinion there but you know I always love your outfits :)

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  26. Oh what a neat idea to tie up the shirt (to give like a tuck-in feel) since you're wearing a dress not a skirt. cool! I'm putting that trick in my folder for future outfits ;) You definitely stuck to your preppy style with the button-up shirt and pearls. The only thing I would change is to add another pop of color, since Anthro styles are always so colorful to me....maybe swap out the pearls for that reddish/coral necklace, or or add a flower pin?

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  27. hey, i read somewhere on ur blog that u said u wouldnt consider buying anymore chanel purses. why is that?

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  28. @Olyvia - Thank you for both the feedback and the suggestions. Those colors would look wonderful against my faux-chambray shirt. I'll keep that in mind!

    @Anonymous - This is just my opinion, but I've read so many horror stories about Chanel's quality control lately (head on over to The Purse Forum. It's a great resource). QC is getting worse while their prices are only going up. I can't keep up. So you wonder why I don't go the preowned route instead? I don't mind that really because some have aged amazingly well. But once again, those prices are only increasing. I think when I look at my bags and style, I'm happy with 1-2 that fits each mold, ie: my Bal is my casual, sling over the shoulder one for when I carry a lot of stuff; Chanel is my dressy one that I could take to black-tie events (I wish! haha), my RM MAM is my rainy day purse; my agnes b for traveling, etc. This works for and I'm happy :) Hope that helps!

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